Tejo Remy used existing drawers for this design, forming them into a new chest with the aid of a strap. Robinson Crusoe, the famous fictional character, was one of his main sources of inspiration. Crusoe was shipwrecked and stranded on an uninhabited island, where he created his own world with what he had available. This idea of improvisation and chance lies at the heart of Remy's design. The chest also refers to the Greek philosopher Socrates's metaphor for memory. He said that by putting your recollections in a specific 'place' you can strengthen your memory.
You Cannot Lay Down Your Memory
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|Title||You Cannot Lay Down Your Memory|
|Material and technique||Wood, drawers, strap|
Cupboard > Furniture > Living > Utensil
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 140 cm
Width 148 cm
Depth 70 cm
|Accession number||V 1677 a-u (KN&V)|
|Department||Applied Arts & Design|
|Creation date||in 1991|
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||Utrecht > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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